The NBA's Best Pipelines
Thought it was a pretty interesting article. Not surprised about LA, not sure about Atlanta over Chicago, however (guess it was due to the Atlanta Celtic program being so stacked). New York being ranked 7th seems surprising, it has been a while since New York has produced an All-Star level talent, however (If you bring up Michael Jordan being from Brooklyn, you are pushing it). Melo was actually born in New York, but this article, rightfully, talks about where people were raised. The last All-Star level PG from NY? Stephon Marbury. Past that 1999 Draft Class with Elton Brand, Lamar Odom and Ron Artest (Who were all in the same HS class as well), been a while since NY has tossed in some solid NBA depth. They have a lot of players in the NBA, but from a talent perspective, they really seem to come in 7th.
nice post...im not trying to hate at all but to me it seems like Seattle is a little over-rated...they have a lot of players but the quality isnt as good as other cities IMO...
also DC and Baltimore are about 30 minutes apart, where Los Angeles is GIGANTIC...if this list combined BMORE and DC then we would dominate...also Kevin Durant and Beasley are both from Maryland so how does it make sense not to combine the 2??? but the LA list is real legit, so is Dallas and Chi-Town good gawd!
oakland has some stars!!!
DeMar DeRozan should be in the Los Angeles section as well.
DC and Maryland two totally different places its unfair to combine 3 different regions and say all those players are from DC when they are clearly come from different parts of MD and VA. I have never heard of a player from the tri-state area so why combine DC, MD and, VA. DMV= Department of Motor Vehicles
yea but LA is bigger than all 3 of those places combined
First off, I went to school out there... I promise you 2 people off that list maybe lived in DC... SE, NE, or NW... I know for a fact that KD NEVER lived inside DC... And by taking DMV regardless of the time it takes to get to different places is dumb... If thats the case NYC should take Jersey... L.A. should take the Bay area n LBC... Los Angeles is huge but it only takes 30 min. to get from tip to tip... Plus is all one county... It's not right and I totally dislike how the DMV try to down play that's its 3 different places... Its just DC is so small in area mass that Md and Va isnt far away.. Which if you look at a map of the United States Md is right on top of Va... Ish is dumb... If you are from Baltimore be from Baltimore... If you from DC be from DC... If you from PG county be from PG County... If you from Alexandria be from there... You don't see people from LBC, Oakland, San Deigo repping L.A. Nor will you see people from Jersey rep NY (and they are 15 min apart if that) ... I'm sorry I spazzed but I just hated that ish while I was there...
Makes zero sense... They have 2 6th of the year, an all-star, and good role players...
Thank you Sir tuck243
I HATE the picture. Everybody hates Chris!
I would put Shannon Brown in there over Q
Flynt Flossy, there are a couple Ok guys from Oakland, but we really aren't a basketball hotbed, or any sports for that matter.
All I can come up with is Leon Powe and Avery Bradley.
isiah rider, brain shaw jason kidd demarcus nelson and BRANDON ASHLEY
Im sorry Tuck but clearly you are a moron...
It only takes 30 mins to drive from tip to tip in Los Angeles??? a place that is bigger than the states of Rhode Island and Deleware combined??? You clearly didnt read my post and went off on some stupid tangent. I dont care if you went to school here or not, but everyone that i know around here reps the DMV...which is DC MARYLAND and VIRGINIA...all i was saying is that if you took the players from the DMV then you would have the best team...and i feel like its a valid argument seeing how small the area is compared to Los Angeles and its surrounding areas...
and YES seattle is overrated...Jamal Crawford is a good 6th man but didnt make the playoffs like his whole career but a couple years ago...Jason Terry is good but again, hes just a 6th man/role player at this point. Marvin Williams = BUST, Rodney Stucky has shown flashes but is un-proven, Aaron Brooks is decent, Hawes hasnt done shit, Brandon Roy is going to have knee issues the rest of his career, Terrance Williams was in the D-League last year (although i do like his game), and Nate Robinson barely played last year. Its not better than New Yorks team IMO
just for the record, washington dc, maryland and virginia combined are 14x the size of los angeles county and has about 5 million more people, so im not sure where these la is so much bigger things are coming from.
all im saying is they should include the DC Metro area (which stems into Maryland and Virginia) as one whole group and not break it down...that is all
Even if you combined the DMV, I still think LA is more talented top to bottom. We can go 20 deep of quality NBA starters. That list didn't even include Baron Davis, Dorrell Wright, DeMar DeRozan, Nick Young, Jordan Hamilton, Tayshaun, Craig Smith, etc.
Melo, KD, & Gay at the top is as good as it gets, but when we're talking "pipelines" LA tops the list.
First off, have you ever been to L.A. or better yet lived there? Are you talking from experience or from your a**!?!
Secondly, B More-DC doesn't even make sense majority of the folks in the two respective cities don't even like each other... Dummy D.C. isn't a state, strictly a city... Regardless of how small you think it is when you cross over Georgia avenue into Silver Spring you see a welcome to Md sign... You guys really live in your own world out there... DC is the only place I've been to where "Hood/Ghetto" poor kids walk around in $150 Nike Boots and $200 pair of True Religion Jeans and claim they broke... Yall got rid of a Mayor because he wasn't present when people got shot??? Or wasn't generous enough to give out turkeys and pay yall light bills... The Mayor you guys want back is a CONVICTED felon and was caught with a prositute n smoked crack... Since he can't be Mayor again yall voted him back into a council seat... LMAO... THEN you tell all the people who move there that D.C., MD, and VA is ONE... LOL... Comedy... If you have no clue what I'm talking about OR you didn't vote because you not a D.C. RESIDENT then SHUT UP... D.C. is D.C., Maryland is Maryland, Va is Va... You never here a die hard D.C. resident claim DMV... They ALWAYS say something like "I'm from SE., D.C. n say son or jawn"..
As far as the Seattle thing... What other city should be ahead of them? Your beloved DMV area? LOL... I told yall how these folks be living in their own world... BIAS... Len that is...LOL
Jersey and NYC is smacked dead next to each other but I never heard ANYONE say I'm from the NYJ area... D.C. is it's own respective city regardless of how big it is compared to the biggest cities in America... If that's the case the whole Ohio should be one... Louisianna n Mississippi should be one... You might as well grab yup the whole southern part of FLA... N throw Houston in with Dallas... That ish always bothered me when it came to yall... Own world... Own world... N yall aren't the only one's with a Tri-state area either...
Jsmooth your right...i never said it would be the best collection of players, just an interesting argument...By no means am i taking away from LA and the talent they have...Def the best pipeline in the country
Tuck u wack son, u live in LA? u really gonna make Len Bias jokes? The DC metro area dont exist to you or something? DMV 4 LIFE hater
Lol can you guys seriously stop the hate? Who cares what city they're from. You guys are acting like kids. Is this really worth getting your panties tied up in a bunch?
"B More-DC doesn't even make sense majority of the folks in the two respective cities don't even like each other"
This is a 100% fact, the only reason people say DMV is because of Wale and he isnt even from DC. Nobody says they are from the New York Metropolitan they say their city. Only MD/VA people claim the DMV. Ive never heard anybody from DC say that.
It's unfortunate that he died at a young age, but so has a lot of other young folks... That wasn't the first time he snorted coke and wasn't going to be the last if he made it to the league... I wrote an article on how folks from that area hold on to the Len story like he was a GOD or something... The man yall should be honoring is killing this summer and plays for the Thunder... Len Bias wasn't going to be better than Jordan (That's all I hear)... And just because the man died doesn't mean I'm not allowed to speak the truth about him... Get real...
How is Chicago not #2 in this? It said Dallas is rare because they have 2 All-Stars, Chicago has 4. And I'm still wondering how Amir Johnson got put on the LA list over Baron Davis, DeMar DeRozan and Nick Young
I disagree with the people basically saying DC has no ties to MD. they most certainly do, especially PG County. a lot of cats from DC live in MD or go to school there, especially in PG County.
I'm not gonna get into that whole DMV ish, but saying that DC and MD basically have no ties? I just don't agree with that at all. some NBA players from around the area like KD and Lawson rep DC AND MD, not just one or the another. HECK, Ty Lawson was IN my neighborhood last month for a couple of weeks to vist his godbrother, who's from MD.
I personally think that the whole DC metro area is included in the DMV -- Maryland(not including ocean city), NOVA, and DC.
Ok Flynt Flossy but those 5 total players over a span of 20 years? We might be in the top 50, but not on this list.
And although Kidd was a superstar, and Rider was a good solid player, and the others haven't done much yet.
im dying a little inside hearing people bring up past oakland greats and not even mentioning gary payton.
I don't care what all y'all say. Minneapolis' pipeline is the best. If you want a tall, lumbering, unathletic white guy, look nowhere else but here. Joel Pryzbilla. Kris Humphries. Cole Aldrich. Jon Leuer. I can go on. Lol